What was your first job?

Early work experience offers young people a critical stepping stone to future employment opportunities, and recent research cites youth employment as a key step in reducing violence in underserved communities.

88% of employers in our summer program said they would hire the young person placed with them if they had a job opening.

Alternatives’ Career and Employment Services (CES) program works intensively with youth from low-income communities to prepare them to enter the workforce. Job placement includes summer and year-round employment, job training, and one-on-one coaching and support.